New publication invites funders to embrace feminist-led grantmaking


Alliance magazine


Astraea Foundation have launched their new Feminist Funding Principles publication, which invites funders and philanthropy to engage in a thoughtful rigorous practice that acknowledges the power of purposeful, feminist-led grantmaking.

The publication features 10 principles to be applied across different organisational strategies, geographic priorities, and theories of change. These principles offer feminist-based recommendations and guidance to funders on holistic and sustainable ways to support their grantee partners.

‘Our Feminist Funding Principles exemplify our commitment to pushing the boundaries of philanthropy, and with this publication, we invite the larger funding community to join us. We urge them to consider redistributing money in innovative, intersectional ways in order to redistribute power, so that ultimately movement agendas are controlled by activists, organizations and communities,’ said J. Bob Alotta, Astraea Executive Director.

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice focuses on advancing LGBTQI human rights around the globe and supports a network of LGBTQI activists and artists working to challenge oppression. This publication reflects Astraea’s grantmaking, capacity-building, and accompaniment practices over the last four decades what it takes to support activists on the frontlines to make enduring social change

‘Founded on gender and sexual liberation, Astraea has always sought to break down restrictive binaries that would have us believe we are separate and isolated. As a feminist fund, Astraea is uniquely positioned to be a leader in the conversation around breaking the silos within philanthropy,’ said Alotta.

Read the full report here.

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